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The Recipe (된장)

된장 (Doin-jang)

Directed by Lee Seo-goon (이서군)

Screenplay by

Melodrama Mystery Romance

107min | Release date in South Korea :

Also known as "Doenjang"
When a convict on death-row wants bean paste stew before he dies, a director becomes curious. He finds out many surprising truths.

A notorious murderer’s last words before execution are a request to have the soybean soup he had before his arrest. In the same way the reporter tried to uncover the meaning of “Rosebud” in Citizen Kane, a broadcast producer starts tracing the secret of the soup. Behind the captivating taste lies a woman’s unfortunate life and love story.
It has been twelve years since Lee Seogoon made his last film, Rub Love, and here the director wonderfully mixes two different genres-the thriller and the love story. The English title, “The Recipe” contains a lot of meaning: a record of a person’s life, a memory of taste, an experience of loss and a chronicle of hurts. In this sense, the film is a recipe for everything. With his original touch, Lee illustrates the obsession with unforgettable memories of love and a fatalistic point of view. The soybean soup recipe contains pain, longing and salvation. In a sense, the recipe is the very history of Korea’s memory and tradition. (LEE Sang-yong)

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 Produced by
 Kim Jin-yeong (김진영)
Distribution
CJ Entertainment (CJ Entertainment)
Staff
 Jang Jin (장진)
 Production department
 Han Jae-kwon (한재권)
 Musician
 Kim Sang-beom (김상범)
 Editor
 Kim Jae-beom (김재범)
 Editor
 Kwon Mi-jeong (권미정)
 Animation team
Technics
107 min HD Cinemascope (2.35)
Web site
blog.naver.com/mejoo...
Festival(s) & award(s)
Sales or release dates & Box Office
Airing dates : 2010/10/21
South Korean Box Office
Source : www.cine21.com & www.kobis.or.kr
As of 2010.10.31 : 44,791 admissions (total)
As of 2010.10.24 : 33,066 admissions (total)

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